Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Well, I was wrong.

A while back, I thought that if I offered a basic, simple, cut-rate formatting service that I would increase my business and help out some cash-strapped writers.

It didn’t work.

My business increased, all right, but what I got were clients who don’t understand how ebooks and reading devices work. They were used to paper books, where one can say: “I want this to look exactly like this, and that to look exactly like that.”

Ebooks don’t work like that. And I don’t have the time to spend two weeks on one book going back-and-forth with one client who doesn’t understand the amount of work involved.

So, I’m going back to my original price of $99.00.

At that price you won’t get cut-rate work. You won’t get a special deal. You won’t get only the basic service. You will get the best that I can do for you.

And if you want extras—like drop caps and floating images—I can do those for you, too. They will cost you a little extra, but I can do them and do them well.

In fact, I think that I offer the best ebook formatting service anywhere, especially at a base price of $99.00 with a money-back guarantee.


  1. Can you share some of the pictures of the Kindle covers you have made?

    1. I don’t make covers except for my own books. You can hire a graphic designer to do that, but you should try to get someone who is experienced as either a cover- or, at least, a poster designer.

      A viable alternative is to find someone online who sells pre-made covers, to which your title- and author information is added. You can get a decent cover for as little as $30.00 and many of them are very good. The best of those designers will retire a particular design after it’s sold, so it won’t appear on more than one book, which sometimes happens.

      Do a little searching on the Web and on various formatting forums and you should come up with a number of choices to check out.